This recipe is delicious prepared with any seasonal fruit; these pops use raspberries and strawberries.
Craving your favourite childhood popsicle? Make this creamsicle smoothie instead.
Swapping out half of the beef in these burgers for the ‘meaty’ consistency and taste of mushrooms results in a hefty calorie savings.
Fruity and fresh, this dish is the perfect way to get loads of good fat into your diet.
This hearty salad features pesto made of walnuts and peppery watercress leaves’a savory twist on the classic basil-pine nut version’with more chopped cress, lean ham, and lima beans tossed in a lemon and yogurt dressing.
This is an easy dish to prepare in a slow cooker ahead of time, or you can have it simmer in a heavy-bottomed pot on the stove. The chickpeas add plenty of fibre, and dried apricots add an exotic twist. If you don’t have couscous on hand to serve with this stew, cook rice or potatoes.
I like to blanch the broccoli for this recipe to remove a bit of the crunch ‘just plunge the florets into boiling water’but you can use raw broccoli ‘if you prefer. Usually this dish would contain mayo but I’ve used low-fat yogurt instead. Even the kids will love this salad’s sweet taste!
Eating this burger with a knife and fork means you’ll take more time to enjoy it. Button mushrooms promote immune function and are a good source of B2 and B3 vitamins. Plus, unlike a pan-fried meat burger, this bun-less option is low in saturated fat and high in fibre.
Look after your mind and your heart with this blueberry-avocado layered smoothie recipe that we adapted from the Wild Blueberry Association of North America. Wild Blueberries are good brain food, and avocados are packed with the kind of fats that help lower cholesterol and improve cardio health.
Many people don’t realize that you can eat beets raw. The first ones of summer are perfect in this coleslaw. Serve it on its own, topped with hard-boiled eggs, or alongside barbecued steak.
A creamy potato salad that isn’t packed full of fat, this also provides some extra greens (and tastes delicious!).
For extra flavour, add white wine and herbs to the water before poaching the salmon. Leave the skin on for a boost of omega-3 fats.
This grilled salmon is light, refreshing and very simple to prepare.
Honeydew melon is perfect for this dazzling display, but it is essential that the melon be very ripe and sweet. Serve the soup as a refreshing first course when the weather is hot, dressing up each bowlful with a swirl of berry purée and some whole berries as a garnish.
Janet and Greta Podleski share their delicious recipe for Greek chicken skewers with cucumber-dill sauce. Don’t be a slowpoke! The quicker you thread these zesty, marinated chicken pieces onto the wire, the faster your taste buds will be knocked "askewer."
Caesar salad is often made with a mayonnaise-based dressing. My version uses low-fat yogurt and fat-free sour cream, which limits the fat in this classic recipe.
The orange juice in this soup lightens up the robust taste of lentils
While simple in design, this salad is complex in flavour. The spicy arugula, sweet fresh strawberries, crunchy toasted almonds and soft creamy goat cheese all blend together perfectly.
This 270-calorie smart smoothie breakfast is packed with vitamin D.
Here’s an appetizing snack to be enjoyed hot or cold’toasted slices of baguette topped with a creamy white-bean puree flavored with garlic and thyme, and finished with tomato slices and arugula leaves. These Tuscan bean crostini are ideal to serve with pre-dinner drinks.